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Day: December 12, 2017

Atelier Hennessey pumped the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 engine to 1,200 hp

Atelier Hennessey pumped the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 engine to 1,200 hp

News, Supercars
The Texas tuning studio Hennessey Performance presented a comprehensive program of revisions for the Chevrolet Corvette coupe engine. The tuning was so comprehensive that the car got its own name - Hennessey HPE1200. And immediately to the characteristics. Under the hood of the sink compartment is a compressor eight-cylinder engine General Motors LT5 with capacity of 7-liters and a payback of 775 horsepower. Motorists Hennessey Performance pumped this engine up to 1,200 horsepower, which allows the coupe to accelerate to 96 kilometers per hour in 2.2 seconds and cover a distance of ¼ mile in 9.2 seconds, the exit speed is 236 kilometers per hour. This capacity was achieved thanks to the Eaton compressor, new camshafts, forged connecting rods, aluminum pistons, a ported cylinder h
Tesla Model S Shooting Brake: first images published

Tesla Model S Shooting Brake: first images published

Concept Cars, News
British studio Niels van Roij Design has published several teasers with the image of an electric car in a station wagon. The public premiere of the model will be held in the spring of 2018, and for the construction answers the body repair shop RemetzCar from Holland. According to designers, in their development, the aesthetics of Shooting Brake are harmoniously combined with the practicality of the versatile person. The creators claim that the design embodied in their design, provides an exclusive universality of dynamism, lightness and "visually reduces the weight of the car." It is already known that the Tesla Model S in the body of the station wagon will have a special interior design and exclusive options. The five-door configuration of the body will be retained. The company ...
The Grand Tour: The second season trailer

The Grand Tour: The second season trailer

News
In the fresh video the creators again give us to understand that in the second season the audience will not be bored. In the next video, we have cut the bright moments from the various series of the second season of the TV show The Grand Tour, which was launched this month. Note that during the filming of the new season, Richard Hammond got into a serious accident, while Jeremy Clarkson fell ill with pneumonia. Judging by the scenes in the video, the crazy trio of the leading ones will descend down the snowy mountain slopes, however, instead of skis they use the Jaguar models, they will cruelly drive the Lamborghini along the track and ride the tank through the shopping center. There are a lot of other funny, interesting, emotional and bright moments in the video that may indi...
BMW records a decline in sales in the UK

BMW records a decline in sales in the UK

News
Concern BMW Group has published data on sales following the results of the penultimate month of this year - November. In general, the situation for the Germans is developing in a positive way, but some indicators, probably, should still cause alarm among some regional leaders. As a result of November, the concern BMW Group sold worldwide 220,649 cars, which is 5.2% higher than the indexes for the same period last year. The brand BMW sold 186,346 cars, which is 4.8% higher than last year, MINI sold 33,993 cars, up 7.6% from the previous year. Impressive growth in sales of electric cars: in November, BMW sold 11,710 vehicles of this type, sales grew by 63.5%. The level of motorcycle sales increased by 28.6% - to 12,053 copies. Most of all cars in November, BMW and MINI sold in Euro...
Mercedes-AMG E-Class coupe and cabriolet will receive a new modification

Mercedes-AMG E-Class coupe and cabriolet will receive a new modification

News, Rumors
Stuttgart brand can expand the range of "charged" cars AMG E-Class and prepare a modification of "53" for the coupe and convertible. According to the portal Motor1, Mercedes-AMG boss Tobias Moers said that the brand is not going to be limited to the modification of the "53" for the CLS model, and in the future the nameplates with the 53 figures try on the E-Class coupe and cabriolet. Thus, Moers confirmed previously rumored rumors that the brand is going to expand the line of AMG-models. Despite the fact that the head of AMG did not confirm the technical characteristics of the Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 and E 53 coupe and cabriolet, our colleagues with almost absolute certainty say that under the hood these cars will have a gasoline turbocharged in-line "six" of 3-liter, equipped with a...
Jeep has started tests of a new crossover

Jeep has started tests of a new crossover

News, Spy Shots
On the web there were pictures of camouflaged crossover. It is assumed that the paparazzi caught a new model of the Jeep. Pictures of the disguised crossover have been published by the Chinese edition of Autohome. According to the portal, the pictures show the future seven-seater Jeep, designed for the chinese market. The official premiere of the model is scheduled for next year. The harbinger of the new crossover is the concept Yuntu - the American brand showed in April 2017 at the Shanghai Motor Show. According to preliminary data, the serial model can receive the name Grand Commander. Externally, the commodity SUV will differ from the prototype, in particular, the car will receive optics in the style of the latest Jeep Compass and Grand Cherokee. It is expected that the Chi...
Toyota, Honda and Nissan will build a network of hydrogen fuel stations together

Toyota, Honda and Nissan will build a network of hydrogen fuel stations together

News
The largest Japanese automakers and a number of companies have created a company that will develop the network of hydrogen filling stations in Japan. In addition to Toyota, Honda and Nissan, the alliance was joined by JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation, Idemitsu Kosan, Iwatani Corporation, Tokyo Gas, Toho Gas and Air Liquide Japan Ltd, and Toyota Tsusho Corporation and Development Bank of Japan act as financial partners. An unnamed company will begin work in the spring of 2018, starting with the development of a plan for building a network of hydrogen filling stations in Japan. It is assumed that the tasks set will be realized in the next decade. The first phase involves the construction of 80 stations for four years after the start of the new company. The Japanese autho...
Ford is developing a completely new model

Ford is developing a completely new model

News, Rumors
Ford shared the details of his first fully autonomous car. UAV is intended for commercial use, it will receive a hybrid installation, details of which have not yet been provided. As stated in the Ford, the novelty will turn out to be completely original model and will differ in the special strength of the design. The car can be on the road 20 hours a day. "We are developing a completely new car, optimized for autonomous driving and adapted to the needs of customers who will use it. We are confident that the comprehensive optimization of the car, technology and user experience will make our business unique in the conditions when we begin to cooperate with leading companies such as Lyft in the transportation of people and goods, "commented Jim Farley, Executive Vice President and V...